With a chance to win the title outright, Harvard fell to Penn, 4-3, on Sunday. The Crimson will share the championship with Cornell and Dartmouth, with the Big Green receiving the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid by virtue of its victory over the Quakers (11-9, 4-3) on Saturday.
Rain suspended the Harvard baseball team's Beanpot championship matchup with Boston College. When play is resumed, the Crimson will be trailing the Eagles 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Crimson remained unbeaten in conference play with a pair of 4-3 wins, edging out Brown on Friday indoors in Providence before topping archrival Yale outside at the Beren Tennis Center two days later.
A five-run third inning propelled Harvard to a 7-3 win over UMass on a brisk home opener that doubled as a Beanpot semifinal. With the win, the Crimson earned itself a date with Boston College in the Beanpot championship, which will be played on April 19 at Fenway Park.
Before Sunday, the last time that the Harvard women’s tennis team had won its Ivy League opener sophomore Erica Oosterhout was a freshman in high school. Oosterhout played a major role in ending the streak as the Crimson topped No. 44 Dartmouth in a hotly contested showdown at the Murr Center on Sunday.
After sweeping its two midweek games against Bucknell and Massachusetts, the Harvard baseball team saw the southern hospitality wear off during its four-game weekend series against South Florida in Tampa. The Crimson dropped all four contests and was outscored 34-11 in the process.
While the weather in southern California was uncharacteristically cool during the Harvard women’s tennis team’s trip to the region, the squad’s red-hot play made up for it. The Crimson won all three matches, each of which was played outdoor under the California sun, to push its win streak to eight.
A frantic second half comeback spearheaded by freshman guard Bryce Aiken was not enough as the Harvard men’s basketball team fell to Yale, 73-71, in the semifinals of Saturday’s inaugural Ivy League Tournament.
You really couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Storylines abound as the Ivy League prepares to hold its first ever men’s basketball tournament. Rivalries? Check. History? Hell yeah. A shot at perfection? You got it. Saturday’s semifinals feature the Ivy League’s best basketball rivalry and the conference’s oldest one. Penn and Princeton will take center stage early Saturday afternoon with Harvard and Yale to follow.
The victories over the Red Storm, a team that has already beaten Yale and DePaul, and Bulldogs pushed the Crimson’s win streak to three as the team prepares for its final two matches before a spring break trip to Santa Barbara, Calif. Irene Lu led the charge for Harvard, winning both of her singles matches on the day.
Playing in front of a hostile crowd donning “All Stripes, One Streak” shirts and a larger audience watching on ESPNU, the Crimson had its heart broken by the Tigers again, this time, 73-69, at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Even if Harvard does beat the Tigers on Friday, it would be a stretch to think Dartmouth could beat a Princeton team fresh off what would be its first conference loss.
Following a split with Ivy League foes Cornell and Brown at last weekend’s ECAC Championships, the Harvard women’s tennis team ran away with a 6-1 win over Boston University on Saturday morning at the Murr Center.
Freshmen Bryce Aiken and Seth Towns and senior center Zena Edosomwan led the Crimson to a 46-point second half. The season sweep over the Bulldogs was Harvard’s first since the 2012-2013 campaign.
A lot has changed for the Harvard men’s baseball team in the nearly 10 months since the Crimson played its most recent game. The 2016 season was a rollercoaster of sorts for a program that finished 9-11 in the Ivy League.